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blades shut off when grass is to tall on walker

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 2tallmike, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. 2tallmike

    2tallmike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    i Just bought a 1991 16hp walker for a spare and its old but runs ok but the blades stop when the grass gets a little thick. what could that be?
  2. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 314

    Id check the tension on all belts .
  3. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    I would say it might be the clutch. It is an electric clutch. If it is too loose it will slip and burn itself up. There is an adjustment procedure for it.
  4. 2tallmike

    2tallmike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    the tensioner pulley could tightened up thankyou

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